Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle looked adorable as a kid, and she now looks stunning as an adult. Pictured: Markle waves to the crowd as she after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton on Jan. 9, 2018 in London, England. Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle’s photos from when she was still a young girl were recently shared by her half-sister, Samantha Markle-Grant.

In one of the photos, a young Markle is leaning on Samantha’s shoulder. She has eyeglasses on, and she also donned wavy black hair. While speaking with InTouch Weekly, Samantha recounted how Markle was as a kid.

“She was extremely well-mannered and respectful. If she wanted something, she’d say it in a forthcoming, diplomatic way. She was well-mannered, tidy and disciplined,” she said.

In another photo, a much younger Markle with a huge smile on her face is sitting on her half-sister’s lap. She is wearing matching shirt and shorts while holding two huge flowers.

A young Markle was also photographed being carried by Samantha. In the picture, Samantha, who is 17 years her senior, is looking at Markle with eyes that boast of love and affection.

However, the siblings’ closeness reportedly ended due to Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland. Samantha accused Ragland of shutting everyone from Markle’s dad Thomas Markle’s side of the family when the “Suits” alum started dating Prince Harry.

Samantha also claimed that Ragland became so controlling that she told her daughter she wants to also live at Kensington Palace with them. However, these statements have not been confirmed or denied by Markle or Ragland.

Meanwhile, Samantha has been very vocal about Markle’s relationship with their dad. She recently said that Prince Harry called Thomas and asked his permission if he could marry his daughter.

“That’s the proper way of doing it. Harry is respectful that way, and I know my dad thinks fondly of him,” she said. But Prince Harry has not met Thomas until today. “We don’t know why. I think with distance, time and schedules, it’s hard. Plus, my dad had a bad leg for a while. But he’s doing better now. He’s working with a doctor to improve his leg so it minimizes his pain and he’ll be able to walk Meghan down the aisle,” she said.

Samantha also previously said that Thomas and not Ragland will be walking Markle down the aisle on May 19.